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I didn't know the convertible was a hybrid :eek: I heard that it had a 400-hp TT H6!

 

Except for the headlights, I actually like it... Maybe Subaru's 3rd sports car attempt will be a charm...

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I think a 2 seat spider would be pretty cool. I read an article in Motor Trend about 7-8 months ago that said it was a done deal that a 450 hp F6 TT Legacy STI was coming to the US :slobber:

That would be amazing. I don't trust Motor Trend though.

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yeah I wish my forester had a turbo-diesel and low-range. Maybe then I can climb some of those steep hills I always have to carefully back down after bogging down. I sure hope they build a turbo diesel so I can stop lusting after the new twin turbocharged V-10 diesel VW Toureg with 550 plus lb-ft of torque.

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As stated on the other forum (NASIOC), a Subaru Rep gave a hint the Legacy STI will come in 2006/2007 with a 3.0 Turbo engine and 350 hp. The price will be in the near of $ 50.000.

 

 

Regarding the diesel engine for Subarus there are lot of discussion on german boards. There is no detailed and trust-worthy information if it will come or not. Obviously Subaru is thinking about the diesel dilemma since a long time. But still there is the problem to have the right volume to produce the diesel engines cost-effective. The other problem with diesels are the emmissions - particel filters (now strongly marketed by french car makers!) will definitely help - but increase the costs. Now 40 % of the new cars are diesel engines here in Germany - that would be an interesting business. But I guess it will be getting interesting for Subaru if the American market demands diesel engines more and more. The two biggest markets for Subaru are America and Japan - and in the past both market didn't demand diesels that much.

 

I personally don't like diesels - I always prefer gas engines - despite the advantages of better mileage and decreased costs. Don't forget the higher price of a diesel engine compared to a gas engine. And if you want to have very good diesel engine, you have to sell an arm and leg for it !

 

:D

 

And by the way, torque is very nice, but not everything. What would you think, if you could rev your Subie only to 4500 rpm??? :mad: But that's the way the diesel works. Don't understand me wrong, it's not slow at all. But it's not that funny.

 

So don't call too loud for the diesel - it's not the ultimate solution.

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